mizzle |ˈmizəl|chiefly dialect
light rain; drizzle.
verb [ no obj. ] (it mizzles, it is mizzling, etc.)
rain lightly: it was mizzling steadily.
ORIGIN late Middle English (as a verb): probably a frequentative from the base of mist; compare with Low German miseln and Dutch dialect miezelen .
mizzle 2 |ˈmɪz(ə)l|
verb [ no obj. ] Brit. informal, dated
go away suddenly; vanish: he mizzled into the crowd.
ORIGIN late 18th cent.: of unknown origin.